Lenten Mission


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Triumph. Joy. Betrayal. Death. Life.. The story of Easter is our story.  This year join author Karen May and artist Katie Schmid on the journey through Holy Week. Become a part of the greatest story ever told and experience Easter like you never have before.  Mark your calendars!

The three-day Lenten Mission titled “Walking Through Holy Week” will take place online on Monday, March 30 to Wednesday, April 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night. The mission will be led by author Karen May on Monday and Wednesday and by artist Katie Schmid (creator of the Stations of the Cross in St. Tom’s sanctuary) on Tuesday evening. 

Like the theme of Karen’s book “Walking Through Holy Week,” the Lenten Mission will include a discussion into the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as told through the Catholic Masses of Holy Week. More than just rituals to remember a significant event, these Masses provide the historical context of the Pascal sacrifice, break open the Scriptures that explain Jesus’ words and actions, and bring the faithful into the story itself. 

About the Presenters

Karen May is a dynamic and inspirational author and speaker who believes that powerful, transformational faith doesn’t have to be complicated. Helping people to discover the profound truths of God in a way that is simple, inviting, and filled with joy is a gift that she shares in her writing and speaking. She is the author of Be Not Afraid: Living with Faith in the Midst of a Fearful World, and Walking Through Holy Week. For more information on Karen and her work, visit www.amayzinggraces.com.

Katie Schmid is an artist and teacher living in Chicago. Her artwork can be found locally and abroad. Katie Schmid has felt a passion for the arts since an early age. She was blessed to have her love for art nurtured in her family and also by wonderful teachers on her journey. Katie pursued both her BFA and MFA at the Laguna College of Art of Design. From the love of painting in her youth to the present, her work has now blossomed, revealing the timeless elements of deep spirituality, natural beauty, and metaphysical transcendence within each of her paintings. She is indebted to the inspiring mentorships of visionary artists, such as John Brosio, Leon Kortenkamp, Betty Shelton, and Michael Harnish. For more information on Katie and her work please visit: www.katieschmid.com 

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